Thomas Fisher

Thomas Fisher, Assoc. AIA, is a professor in the School of Architecture and dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. He was recognized in 2005 as the fifth most published writer about architecture in the U.S., having written more than 50 book chapters or introductions and more than 350 articles in professional journals and major publications. His books include In the Scheme of Things: Alternative Thinking on the Practice of Architecture (2006), Architectural Design and Ethics: Tools for Survival (2008), and Designing to Avoid Disaster: The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design (2012).

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Ralph Johnson: New Topographies Ralph Johnson: New Topographies

This portfolio of recent work by the Chicago-based principal of Perkins+Will shows a new and directed interest in integrating his buildings with the landscape. Read more

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Thomas Fisher Assumes New Positions at University of Minnesota Thomas Fisher Assumes New Positions at University of Minnesota

After serving as dean for 18 years, Fisher will be transitioning to new leadership roles within the university. Read more

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Mehrdad Yazdani's Place-Making Metro Station Mehrdad Yazdani's Place-Making Metro Station

Back in the early 1990s, the Vermont/Santa Monica Metro station in Los Angeles showed how infrastructure can influence a place, and even the profession. Read more

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2014 Annual Design Review 2014 Annual Design Review

This year's jury selected 19 projects that represent the best in American architecture. Read more

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Ralph Rapson's Forward-Looking Design for a Minneapolis Mausoleum Ralph Rapson's Forward-Looking Design for a Minneapolis Mausoleum

HGA's lauded 2012 mausoleum in Minneapolis recalls Rapson's P/A-Award-winning 1968 design for the site. Read more

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